Oscar winner Sandra Bullock could be heading to “Easy Street” as Miss Hannigan in the new Annie film remake, according to Deadline.com. The actress is reportedly in talks to star as the conniving orphanage matron after initially passing on the project in May. Will Gluck’s contemporary remake of the Tony-winning musical Annie is set to star Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis as Annie. Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is in talks to play Benjamin Stacks, a variation of the character of Daddy Warbucks.
Originally written by Emma Thompson, the reimagined script has been retooled by Gluck. The movie is aiming for a 2014 release during the holiday season. Annie originally opened on Broadway in 1977, starring Andrea McArdle. It was subsequently made into a hit 1982 film, featuring Aileen Quinn in the title role. The third Broadway revival of Annie is currently playing at the Palace Theatre, starring Broadway.com video blogger Lilla Crawford.
Bullock won an Oscar for her performance in The Blind Side. Her additional film and TV credits include Crash, The Proposal, Miss Congeniality, All About Steve, The Lake House, Murder By Numbers, Two Weeks Notice, Hope Floats and 28 Days.
But the real question—can she sing?! Click below to see Bullock and Betty White (sorta) sing “Get Low” by Lil Jon in the 2009 movie The Proposal.